. . . I am not sure whether computers are just tools. When you look
at your iPhone to get directions, are you asking the phone where
to go or is the phone telling you where to go? You cannot draw
a strict line between active and passive information exchange. . . .
~ George Dyson*____________________________
* Quoted from Martin Eiermann's fascinating interview with George Dyson at The European, October 17, 2011
George Dyson (b. 1953), Science Historian, Contributor to Edge, Author of Daidarka: The Kayak (Alaska Northwest Books, 1986), Darwin Among the Machines (Helix Books, 1998), Project Orion (2002, 2003), and Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe (Pantheon, forthcoming in 2012)
George Dyson on Project Orion at TED